House Judiciary Committee Delays Hearing on Gun Control Legislation

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House Judiciary Committee Delays Hearing on Gun Control Legislation
The hearing was set to be a markup of three proposed bills intended to combat gun violence.
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The House Judiciary Committee has canceled plans to have committee members return early from recess in order to convene a hearing on gun violence.

The Judiciary Committee announced that plans to hold a special session on guns would be postponed due to travel complications involving Hurricane Dorian. Several committee members represent districts in Florida, which is set to be affected by the storm.

The hearing was set to be a markup of three proposed bills intended to combat gun violence, in response to a series of mass shootings that occurred over the summer.

In announcing the hearing, House Judiciary Chairman Jerry Nadler said, "For far too long, politicians in Washington have only offered thoughts and prayers in the wake of gun violence tragedies. Thoughts and prayers have never been enough. To keep our communities safe, we must act."

According to Politico, the session has been postponed to the week of Sept. 9.